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Fletcher+Atlantic+Pacific Combo?

Postby carson_h » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:23 pm

I can't find any trip reports for a Fletcher+Atlantic+Pacific combo. Is the ridge between Fletcher and Atlantic really nasty? Any advice would be great, pictures would be even better. Thanks!

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Re: Fletcher+Atlantic+Pacific Combo?

Postby davebobk47 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:27 pm

I believe it is in Dave Coopers book. The ridge from Fletcher to the Atlantic is described by Cooper as "arguably the most dangerous route in this guidebook"
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Re: Fletcher+Atlantic+Pacific Combo?

Postby lordhelmut » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:28 pm

carson_h wrote:I can't find any trip reports for a Fletcher+Atlantic+Pacific combo. Is the ridge between Fletcher and Atlantic really nasty? Any advice would be great, pictures would be even better. Thanks!


Here's JBChalk's account of the Atlantic to Fletcher section.

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=12736&parmuser=jbchalk&cpgm=tripmain&ski=Include

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Re: Fletcher+Atlantic+Pacific Combo?

Postby denvermikey » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:31 pm

The ridge between Fletcher and Atlantic has been called one of the more difficult traverses in the state. Roach's Thirteener's book doesn't even list the traverse as a viable option. This is not to say that it is not doable, just very difficult. I remember looking at the ridge on my way up the west side of Atlantic thinking that it would take a serious effort to traverse this...
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Re: Fletcher+Atlantic+Pacific Combo?

Postby jbchalk » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:52 pm

carson_h wrote:I can't find any trip reports for a Fletcher+Atlantic+Pacific combo. Is the ridge between Fletcher and Atlantic really nasty? Any advice would be great, pictures would be even better. Thanks!


Pacific to Atlantic is a breeze when compared to Atlantic to Fletcher. For Atlantic to Fletcher, see Helmut's reply above.

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Re: Fletcher+Atlantic+Pacific Combo?

Postby carson_h » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:00 pm

lordhelmut wrote:
carson_h wrote:I can't find any trip reports for a Fletcher+Atlantic+Pacific combo. Is the ridge between Fletcher and Atlantic really nasty? Any advice would be great, pictures would be even better. Thanks!


Here's JBChalk's account of the Atlantic to Fletcher section.

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=12736&parmuser=jbchalk&cpgm=tripmain&ski=Include


Great trip report -- probably not a great fall/winter route for me :-D

thanks!!!

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Re: Fletcher+Atlantic+Pacific Combo?

Postby Greenhouseguy » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:25 pm

Here's a shot of the Atlantic/Fletcher ridge, taken from Atlantic in September 2009. Looks like dragon's teeth:

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Re: Fletcher+Atlantic+Pacific Combo?

Postby LetsGoMets » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:06 pm

Here is a shot of the ridge I took a few weeks ago from the West Ridge of Quandary.
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Re: Fletcher+Atlantic+Pacific Combo?

Postby CORed » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:59 pm

That stretch of ridge is called "The Rock Fountain" in Ormes' "Guide to the Colorado Mountains".

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